Ligue 1 leaders Monaco returned to winning ways with a 2-1 triumph over Guingamp to restore their three-point lead.
Leonardo Jardim's side were held to a draw by Bastia last weekend and then lost 5-3 to Manchester City in a remarkable Champions League clash in midweek.
There was rather less drama at the Stade de Roudourou, although Etienne Didot did make it a nervous finish for Monaco with a 90th-minute goal.
Kamil Glik had given the visitors the lead in the 24th minute and an 86th-minute penalty...
Nice's Mario Balotelli was handed a suspended ban on Thursday for insulting a referee, while Bastia were also punished for their fans' racist abuse aimed at the striker last month.
Balotelli received his third red card of the season last week after insulting Tony Chapron in English, the referee said.
The forward will be suspended for Nice's Ligue 1 encounter with Montpellier on Friday, and the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) said he will receive a ban for an additional game for any further...
Perhaps with one eye on the Champions League, Ligue 1 leaders Monaco dropped points in the title race after drawing 1-1 away to struggling Bastia.
Monaco needed a second-half header from Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva, after Guinean forward Sadio Diallo gave the home side the lead with a first-half goal validated by goal line technology.
Although the draw moved Monaco four points clear, defending champions Paris Saint-Germain can trim the lead to one by beating Toulouse at home on Sunday.